BIOL12050 - Professional Placement or Project

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In Professional or Project you will either complete a placement in a workplace relevant to your degree and major or if your GPA is 5.0 or greater you may have the option of undertaking a short research project. This unit will provide you with an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained in your degree course to the professional work environment. In Professional Placement, you will complete 15 days relevant industrial experience with an emphasis on the interaction of your university learning with the practical environment. If you have a GPA of 5.0 or better you may choose to undertake an independent research project approved by the coordinator. You are required to find your own placement or project and details of the placement or project must be provided to the coordinator prior to commencing the placement or project.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

72 credit points.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2018

Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 100%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Previous Feedback

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle
Feedback
Students found the portfolio helped students reflect on what they had learnt in placement
Recommendation
Continue and strengthen the reflection activity of the portfolio
Action Taken
Increased emphasis was put on the reflection activity.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Some students found it difficult to find a placement
Recommendation
Keep adding to list of possible placements by talking to potential workplacement superviosrs and employers whenever possible.
Action Taken
This was done and is an ongoing process for this unit.
Source: Moodle student evaluation.
Feedback
Students found the hands-on experience in this unit very valuable.
Recommendation
Continue to ensure all students have the opportunity to undertake hands-on experience either in the workplace or as part of a research project.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle student evaluation.
Feedback
Students would like more guidance on how to write up their report.
Recommendation
The nature of the reports vary significantly depending on the type of placement but consideration will be given to the best way to provide guidance across the range of placement types.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and skills in a professional role or to a practical research project relevant to your Degree Course.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  3. Demonstrate communication and problem solving skills by completing a report of a professional standard detailing the work or project undertaken.
  4. Reflect on the relevance of the project or placement to your degree course and document how your skills and knowledge have been extended by the project or placement.
  5. Maintain a work or research diary suitably recording the tasks undertaken.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment